Death Valley National Park Shopping

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    Furnance Creek Vistor Center: Educational Toys

    by Yaqui Written Sep 3, 2005

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    With in the visitor center is the ranger station, museum, theater and a wonderful little gift shop geared for kids and educational toys. Nathan couldn't put anything down in here. Both my sons liked listening to this soothing music display board.

    What to buy: I bought Nate a puzzle with desert animals on it and a bunch of really neat postcards. Holler at me and I will send you one!

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    Stove Pipe General Store & Gift Shop: Luxuries in the Desert

    by Yaqui Written Dec 29, 2008

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    This general store has gas, drinks, and food items that campers often forget or run out off such as bread and sandwiches, to t-shirts, books, maps, toiletries, caps, walking sticks, water and yeah, ice cream!

    The Nuggett Gift Shop at Stovepipe Wells Village is located next to the registration desk. Native American jewelry, weavings, baskets and kachina dolls. Pottery, copper crafts, geology, natural history and cookbooks, tasty salsas, tee shirts, caps and hats. Hats are good for winter and summer.

    Open seasonally May – October.

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    Visitor Center Shops and General Stores

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    The Visitor Center Museums each contain shops. The Furnace Creek Ranch and the Stovepipe Wells Village also have small general stores. These are good places to purchase such things as Death Valley themed shirts, hats, postcards, books, maps, jewelry, gifts, and souvenirs. The general stores also have a few food supplies, but if you are camping come well supplied, as these are very limited. We purchased interesting books about Death Valley Scotty, Black Widow Spiders, a mammal identification book, and postcards. I also purchased an excellent wide brimmed hat, and my husband purchased a Death Valley cap. These were purchased in various stores within the park.

    What to buy: If you visited Scotty's Castle and would like to find out more about Scotty, there is a short, but interesting book produced by the Death Valley Natural History Association that you can purchase in the book sections. The book, Death Valley Scotty by Mabel is actually written by Bessie Johnson. Ok, so why the Mabel? Well that is what Scotty called Bessie. Scotty said that she reminded him of a girl named Mabel who use to ride a horse in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Scotty had the habit of calling many of his lady acquaintances by names other than their own, thus Bessie, wife of Albert Johnson who built Scotty,s Castle became Mabel.

    What to pay: I paid $20 for the hat that I purchased at the general store in the Stovepipe Wells area.

    General Store in the Furnace Creek Ranch Death Valley Scotty by Mabel
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    Stovepipe Wells General Store: Find what you need in the middle Death Valley

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    This is a full service general store with cold drinks, packaged food and plenty of souvenirs. They do have an ice cooler with bags for sale but one of the best things about this General Store is every visitor gets a free bag of ice! Now not every visitor needs a bag of ice but if you are camping and have a cooler (which you should), this is a saving grace.

    By the way, the General Store at Furnace Creek charges $4.95 for a bag of ice! Stovepipe Wells is the place to go as everything here is reasonably priced.

    What to buy: No need to buy ice because it is free but water, water and more water!

    What to pay: Reasonable considering their remote location and few options in the area. They can surely charge more and people would pay.

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    Furnace Creek General Store: Large selection but over priced!

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    The Furnace Creek General Store has the largest selection of food and souvenirs in Death Valley. However everything is very much over priced as compared with the not too far away Stovepipe Wells General Store. I had to replenish my ice for the cooler and Furnace Creek charges $4.95 a bag!

    The trick is to plan ahead and buy what you need at Stovepipe Wells. What you can't find there you will surely find at Furnace Creek. This should save you some money.

    What to pay: Higher than a typical general store

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    General Store: Shopping in Death Valley

    by Martinewezel Updated Feb 19, 2014

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    Groceries, clothes, jewels and Native Art...

    Take care when buying food. We bought pre-packed bread cause there was no other choice. There was no expiring date on it and we risked it...but it was uneatable :-)

    What to pay: A lot, but why not?

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    Panamint Springs General Store: Don't plan on finding everything you need

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    This store is part of the gas station at Panamint Springs Resort. As with the gas prices here, everything in the general store has inflated prices. They do have a selection of automotive needs for emergencies but not much food wise. For that you are better off get food or supplies in Lone Pine or at Stovepipe Wells.

    What to buy: Nothing.

    What to pay: Higher than average

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    Furnace Creek Visitors Center: Gotta Get Your Maps

    by mcpangie Updated Mar 24, 2005

    Standard gift shop in a National Park... pick up your maps, books, post cards, and other cool stuff.

    What to buy: Of course, you can buy a collector's pin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the park. The first time I went to Death Valley (prior to 1994), it was a National Monument rather than a National Park. Other than funding, is there a distinction? I'd be curious to know.

    What to pay: Average for national park gift shops.

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